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Real Church Virtual is RETIRING!!! 

Click Here to re-route to our new "Work in Progress": LIVE STREAMING AT BETHLEHEM


We continue our virtual worship for the season of Lent and Easter, and welcome you to live in-person worship starting March 7th at 10am. 


We will practice appropriate social distancing, wearing masks and refraining from singing. The sanctuary is limited to 100 people, though we have audio overflow seating in the Fellowship Hall and Gathering Space. Read more here.


Old worship sheets for RCV services can be found at this link.


Click here for previous Facebook videos and our old RCV  Youtube channel,


We also now have easy to read Worship Sheets for our NEW Livestream worship services.



We will resume live, in-person worship on March 7th at 10am in the sanctuary with Covid restrictions. Check back soon for more details.


Previous notices:


December Update:

Dear Bethlehem friends and family,

Two weeks ago, we shared difficult but necessary news – suspension of indoor worship at Bethlehem for three weeks. As the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, Council has voted to suspend all live, INDOOR, in-person worship until further notice*.

More information is coming soon on how we can all help decorate and prepare our hearts together for this unusual Advent/Christmas season. We invite you to also join us Sundays for Zoom Fellowship at 9:45 a.m. and Parking Lot Communion from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Peace and be well!

-BLC Leadership

*The previous (postcard) said "through December," though no decision on a date for resuming in-person has yet been made.




Click here for a detailed instruction sheet and map of the church property for the New Indoor Worship and Parking Lot Communion.


We hope to provide an abbreviated worship experience, with prayers, readings and short message, etc. by Pastor Paul and others each week, at least as we re-group during the Coronaviris pandemic. Our worship will be first "aired" on Facebook Sundays at 9a.m. EST with a "LiveWatch" gathering, andr then available on our Facebook and Youtube video pages. 

Zoom Fellowship will no longer take place on Sunday mornings after July 12th, but will be held after our Wednesday evening 7pm Holden Evening Prayer services on Facebook LiveWatch. Zoom Fellowship begins at approximately 7:30pm. Contact Pastor Paul via the "Send Us a Message" feature on our website if you would like to obtain the Zoom login information for those fellowship sessions. Or, if you would like to watch our "WBLC" interactive portal to "Zoom Fellowship," that will happen at 7:45pm each Wednesday night this summer on our Facebook page.

We also now have easy to read Worship Sheets for "Real Church Virtual" services (click here.)


Video 62 - April 11th, 2021: 2nd Sunday of Easter...Thomas Requests to See Jesus' Hands and Side

Video 61 - April 4th, 2021 - Easter Sunday: The Tomb is empty, and Christ is Risen!

Video 60 - April 2nd, 2021 - Good Friday: Jesus Goes to the Cross...

Video 59 - April 1st, 2021 - Maundy Thursday: Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet, "on the night in which he was betrayed..."

Video 58 - March 28th, 2021 - Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday

Video 57 - March 21st, 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Lent..."Sir, We Wish to See Jesus!"

Video 56 - March 14th, 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Lent...Nicodemus Meets Jesus and Mark of New Birth

Video 55 - March 7th, 2021 - Third Sunday of Lent...Jesus Makes His Father's Presence Known in the Temple

Video 54 - February 28th, 2021 - (Available Later Today) 2nd Sunday of Lent - Jesus Encourages Us to Take Our Cross and Follow

Video 53 - February 21st, 2021 - First Sunday of Lent...After Jesus Baptism, Temptation in the Wilderness

Video 52 - February 14th, 2021 - Transfiguration Sunday - Embracing the Mystery on the Mountain

Video 51 - February 7th, 2021 - 5th Sunday after Epiphany - Jesus Heals the Body and the Mind...

Video 50 - January 31st, 2021 - (Available Later Today) 4th Sunday after Epiphany - Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Spirit

Video 49 - Third Sunday after Epiphany - January 24th, 2021 - "Follow Me, and I Will Make You Fishers..."

Video 48 - Second Sunday after Epiphany - January 17th, 2021 - Jesus Picks His Disciples with Truthfulness

Video 47 - Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, January 10th, 2021 - God says, Behold My Son...

Video 46 - Epiphany Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 - The Magi Travel from Afar to Pay Tribute to a New Type of King

Video 45 - First Sunday of Christmas - December 27th, 2020: Jesus' Family Brings Him to see Two Prophets

Video 44...Christmas Eve and the Birth of Our Savior - December 24th, 2020!

Video 43 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20th, 2020: The Angel Appears to Mary, to Prepare Her and Us...

Video 42 - Third Sunday of Advent - December 13th, 2020: John Prepares, Testifies, and Reflects

Video 41 - Second Sunday of Advent, December 6th, 2020...John the Baptist Prepares the Way...

Video 40 - First Sunday of Advent, November 29th, 2020...Jesus Admonishes Us to Stay Awake and Be Present

Video 39 -Christ the King Sunday - Matthew 25 - The Sheep, the Goats and the Person in Need

Video 38 - 24th Sunday after Pentecost - The Parable of the Talents Once Again Awakens Us

Video 37 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Urgent, Aware and Ready to Share? - 10 Travelers, One 'Light'

Video 36 - All Saints Sunday, November 1st, 2020 - It Starts with Beatitudes, Blessed to be Blessings

Video 35 - Reformation Sunday, October 25th, 2020 - We will know the truth, and the truth will...

Video 34 - 20th Sunday After Pentecost, October 18th, 2020 - Jesus is confronted by authorities on priorities...

Video 33 - 19th Sunday After Pentecost, October 11th, 2020 - The Kingdom of God Compared to...

Video 32 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost - October 4th, 2020: Jesus Predicts the Church's New Cornerstone

Video 31 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost - September 27th, 2020: Jesus and Authority are Challenged

Video 30 - 16th Sunday after Pentecost - September 20th, 2020: Jesus Tells a Parable about Laborers in the Gospel

Video 29 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost - September 13th, 2020: Jesus Tells a Parable about Debtors and How to Forgive

Video 28 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost - September 6th, 2020: Jesus Provides Guidance for Making Amends in Community

Video 27 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost - August 30th, 2020: Jesus is confronted by Peter, and the Messiah corrects him

Video 26 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - August 23rd, 2020: Jesus is proclaimed Messiah, empowers Peter

Video 25 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost - August 16th, 2020: Jesus Talks of the Heart...and the Stomach!

Video 24 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost - August 9th, 2020: Jesus and Peter Walk on Water

Video 23 - 9th Sunday After Pentecost, August 2nd, 2020 - Jesus Feeds the Multitudes with Good Things Present

Video 22 - 8th Sunday After Pentecost, July 26th, 2020 - Jesus Uses 5 Parables to Reveal the Truth of His Word

Video 21 - 7th Sunday After Pentecost, July 19th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of the Good Plant and Go(o)d Planter

Video 20 - 6th Sunday After Pentecost, July 12th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of the Sower and the Reason for Parables

Video 19 - 5th Sunday After Pentecost, July 5th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of Wisdom and the Faith of the Child in Us

Video 18 - 4th Sunday After Pentecost, June 28th, 2020 - Jesus Speaks of Welcoming, to the Church and by It

Video 17 - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, June 21st, 2020 - Christ prepares his disciples for the journey - urging not to worry

Video 16 - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 14th, 2020 - Christ empowers his disciples yesterday, today and always

Video 15 - Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7th, 2020 - God Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies...for Real, for Relationship

Video 14 - Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, 2020 - The Holy Spirit Inspires the First Apostles

Video 13 - Ascension Sunday, May 24th, 2020 - Jesus Returns to Heaven, Sends the Spirit

Video 12 - 6th Sunday in Easter, May 17th, 2020 - Jesus Sends Us The Holy Spirit to Guide Us

Video 11 - 5th Sunday in Easter, May 10th, 2020 - Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life

Video 10 - 4th Sunday in Easter, 5/3: Jesus Made Known as the Good Shepherd

Video 9 - 3rd Sunday in Easter, 4/26: Jesus Appears on Walk of Faith...to Emmaus

Video 8 - 2nd Sunday in Easter, 4/19; Jesus Appears to Thomas and the Disciples

EASTER Sunday - posted in the morning and "aired" via Facebook "Live Watch Party"

Video 6 - Good Friday, April 10th, 2020 - Christ Goes to the Cross...for Us (Abbrev. 7 Words)

Video 5 - Maundy Thursday, April 9th, 2020 - Christ's Example and Message of Love, Service

Video 4: 5th Palm Sunday - April 5th: Jesus Rides in to Jerusalem (Matthew 21)

Holy Week Worship Transformation!

Video 3: 5th Weekend of Lent - March 29th: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead (John 11)

Video 2: 4th Weekend of Lent - March 21st and 22nd: Jesus Brings Seeing to Those Lacking In/Sight (John 9)

Video 1: 3rd Weekend of Lent - March 14th and 15th: Being Still (Ps 46) Seeking Christ's Living Water (Jn 4)

Through the Looking Glass: Altar-nate Reality

Real Church Virtual is here..

We hope you can take a few moments and experience church online with us.

There are several ways to get to these virtual services, and the quickest is to visit our "RealChurchVirtual" YouTube page (The other options, like Vimeo and Facebook, have the benefits of being able to download the service - Vimeo - or connect with others to share it - on Facebook).

We hope you enjoy, and God bless!

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880